Stress During Midterm and Final Week


As I anticipate my 50th High School reunion, later this year, here are some tips that I can say ought to be very useful for those now in the throes of study and examination.

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This is a post for all you people in college or even high school. We all know how stressful tests are, but when you have 4 or 5 tests that take up a big percentage of your grade, its absolute craziness. I know that I get extremely stressed and anxious, and sometimes I even have a panic attack while taking the test! Here are some of my strategies to get through midterm and finals week with a little less negative stress.

  1. All stress isn’t bad stress- yes, you heard me right! Stress is sometimes a good thing! It motivates you to study, to do your homework, and to have a drive to succeed. But too much stress is what we call “bad stress”. When we have too much stress, it can do the exact opposite. It can make you study too much or not at all due to extreme emotions…

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The Fast: Day 2- A Guest Post, ”You Should Stop Expecting from Others”


This post says, better than I can, how to practice unconditional love. Consider these thoughts, on this second day of the Nineteen-Day Fast.

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“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
―Bruce Lee

The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations.  This is especially true when it comes to our relationships and interactions with others.

Tempering your expectations of other people will greatly reduce unnecessary frustration and suffering, in both your life and theirs, and help you refocus on the things that truly matter.

Which means it’s time to…


* Stop expecting them to agree with you:-

You deserve to be happy.  You deserve to live a life you are excited about.  Don’t let the opinions of others make you forget that.  You are not in this world to live up to the expectations of others, nor should you feel that others are here to live up to yours.  In fact, the more you…

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My Book is live on Amazon.


Emmanuel is a rising young entrepreneur. I will be purchasing his book and would recommend this starting effort to anyone.

Life lessons

The day is finally here.

My bookSTART WITH WHAT YOU HAVE wealth,Health & success is now live on Amazon with a free trial version.

You can first go through the trial version and buy the full paid version if the trial version interests you.

If you trust my work you can go ahead and buy the full paid version of my book and you have my word IT WON’T DISSAPOINT.

There’s a lot of unique stuff in it more so in the chapter of health.

All chapters have a unique message.

Grab yourself a copy or two or fucking seventy five.

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The Baha’i Faith: A Synopsis


(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE WEBSITE ‘BAHAITEACHINGS.ORG’) What is the Baha’i Faith? The Baha’i Faith, the world’s newest independent global belief system, teaches the oneness of God, the unity of humanity and the essential harmony of religion. Baha’is believe in peace, justice, love, altruism and unity. The Baha’i teachings promote the agreement of science and religion, the equality of the sexes and […]

via What is the Baha’i Faith? — Truth Troubles



February 7, 2018, Prescott-

Many woke up, Tuesday morning,

feeling like their bank accounts

had been whipsawed.

I am used to

the “Up is Down”

“Black is White”

philosophy of stockbrokers,

pundits and other

assorted baboons.

For another reason,


I felt that my back

needed a serious treat,

as did my right shoulder.

The wrong kind of exercise

at my workplace,

in the adaptive P.E. class,

led me to make

a Planet Fitness session

a priority.

This morning,

everything feels much better.

61 .THE WEATHER OF LOVE _ Suzy Kassem


This is how love has come into my life, both thirty-seven years ago, and much more recently.


Has a way of wilting
Or blossoming
At the strangest,
Most unpredictable hour.
This is how love is,
An uncontrollable beast
In the form of a flower.
The sun does not always shine on it.
Nor does the rain always pour on it
Nor should it always get beaten by a storm.
Love does not always emit the sweetest scents,
And sometimes it can sting with its thorns.
Water it.
Give it plenty of sunlight.
Nurture it,
And the flower of love will
Outlive you.
Neglect it or keep dissecting it,
And its petals will quickly curl up and die.
This is how love is,
Perfection is a delusional vision.
So love the person who loves you
And abandon the one
Who only loves you
Under favorable Conditions…⚜

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Blogging With Depression


I hope every one of my friends who is depressed, or knows someone who is depressed, takes heed of the last section of this post.

Harotian Essentials


Since I could remember, writing has always been a liberating experience for me. It has gotten me away from the harsh realities of my current situation. Growing up wasn’t easy, but I see now that those experiences are guiding me to where I am supposed to be and who I am supposed to be. Without the joys of writing, I wouldn’t have made it out alive. As a small child without a voice, I was able to use my ability to transform characters into letters, letters into words, words into feelings, to give me the chance to dance, sing, and dream.

Depression has the ability to take away what you love the most. Its desire to feed on your negative energy is insatiable. I will admit for a long time, I allowed depression to convince me that writing was something I wasn’t good at and that it wasn’t a goal…

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Year End Reflections, Part 3: Friendships


December 25, 2017, El Paso-

I had intended on writing this from Phoenix.  Ha!  The wheels of transport are blessedly efficient, today. We even got into this west Texas hub, fifteen minutes ahead of schedule.  We just keep movin’ and groovin’.

So it goes.  I want to thank my friends, all umpteen thousand of you, for what you have given me, this year and for several years past.

My childhood friends:  Many of you are still with me, on Facebook and in some cases, in real life, when I am back in Massachusetts.  Each of us has had our share of hard times, but life has been quite good, overall.  Back in the day, we never let one another down.,

My military and college friends:  I don’t see you anymore, and have no idea where any of you are.  You did teach me forbearance and to have a sense-of-humour-based camaraderie.  I think that, as much as anything, tempered the effects of my autism.

My friends in the educational community, at all levels:  Always, you inspire me to look inward and upward.  So many fine people are involved in raising children to their own higher levels.  Good teachers, as one of my first mentors said, work hard, without regret.

My Baha’i friends:  From the get-go, you have kept me focused and confirmed my outward, inclusive view of the world.  I no longer feel like a fish out of water, when my mind is as concerned with people far,as well as near.

My online friends:  In groups ranging from Archaeology for the Soul to Digital Altitude and the do Terra groups, you expand my mind and let me give my own voice to matters of health, spirituality and responsible financial planning.  My individual friends here are universally encouraging, even when you challenge me to think outside my own little box.

Friendships are organic and fluid.  My dearest friends bring that friendship upward and onward, as I do my level best to do for any of my friends.  In the end, as Jewel once sang, “only kindness matters.”





I am not pleased with the site revision, by which my posts are listed on a single page and I can’t view comments at the bottom of the individual post, as I could earlier. It almost looks like the design of a free blog site. I am paying $ 199 per year. That should account for something.